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January 15, 2024

The solar energy revolution is in full swing, and 2024 presents an unparalleled opportunity for homeowners and businesses to harness the power of the sun. With the federal investment tax credit (ITC) extended until 2035, now is the perfect time to embrace solar energy and reap its financial and environmental benefits.

Residential Solar: Embrace Energy Independence

Adding solar panels to your Gainesville home is a smart investment that pays dividends for years to come. Not only will you reduce your carbon footprint, but you'll also enjoy substantial savings on your monthly electricity bills. The federal ITC allows you to claim a 30% tax credit on the cost of your residential solar installation, making it more affordable than ever.

Commercial Solar: Boost Your Bottom Line

Businesses can also capitalize on the advantages of solar energy installations. Commercial solar offers a twofold benefit: reducing operational costs and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. By going solar, you can lower your energy expenses, enhance your brand image, and potentially qualify for additional incentives and rebates.

Federal Solar Tax Credit

What exactly is the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)? It is a dollar-for-dollar credit against your tax liability – not a deduction. This credit covers 30% of your total solar project costs in 2024. For example, if you owe $5,000 in taxes, that $5,000 is your tax liability. If you bought a solar system for $20,000 in 2024, 30% of that system cost is $6,000. That means – you can apply for your $6,000 tax credit against your $5,000 tax liability to owe $0, with a $1,000 credit to carry over into the next year.

Maximizing Your Solar Investment

To ensure you get the most out of your solar system, it's crucial to work with experienced professionals who can guide you through the process. Here are some tips to optimize your solar experience:

  1. Conduct a Site Evaluation: A thorough site evaluation will determine the optimal placement and size of your solar array, ensuring maximum energy production.
  2. Explore Financing Options: In addition to the federal ITC, there are other incentives and financing options that can help make solar more accessible. Explore these opportunities to further reduce your upfront costs.
  3. Monitor System Performance: Invest in a monitoring system that allows you to track your solar panel's performance in real-time. This will help you identify any issues and ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency.
  4. Consider Battery Storage: Pairing your solar panels with a battery storage system can further enhance your energy independence and provide backup power during outages.
  5. Maintain Your System: Regular solar panel maintenance is essential to keep your system running optimally for decades. Our team can inspect and service your residential or commercial solar installation.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to secure long-term energy savings. Contact Solar Impact today to learn more about adding solar to your home or business in 2024!

Solar can seem complex, but we’re here to help. If you’d like to talk to us about going solar, give us a call for a consultation: (352) 338-8221

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